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ReviveHealth ups Joanne Thornton to president

She was previously chief account officer at the agency, which was bought by Weber Shandwick last month. Read entire article
10 Feb 2016 | 9:36 am PST

McDonald's: Our food does rot, just ask the scientists

The chain is referring reporters to food-science experts about claims made on social media that its Happy Meals do not rot, even over a period of more than five years. Read entire article
10 Feb 2016 | 9:03 am PST

Coca-Cola's expectation-beating results credited to 'quality of marketing'

The soft-drink-maker has cited its "quality of marketing" as a driver of global sales. Read entire article
10 Feb 2016 | 8:25 am PST

IPO filing reveals how Cannes Lions makes $59m in annual revenue

Constant expansion and a "self-reinforcing business model" fuel growth of adland's most prestigious - and expensive - awards show. Read entire article
10 Feb 2016 | 7:47 am PST

Twitter reorganises timeline promising brands: 'The best content shines through'

Twitter has announced the launch of "an improved timeline to help people see tweets that are important to them" - but it will initially be optional rather than universal, as had been reported by media and feared by some users. Read entire article
10 Feb 2016 | 6:46 am PST

WE's EMEA head Chris Talago to depart in May

Chris Talago, the EMEA general manager of global agency WE, will leave the agency in May. Read entire article
10 Feb 2016 | 6:20 am PST

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 2.10.2016

Trump, Sanders win in New Hampshire; Twitter earnings; ESPN drops DraftKings; Members want NRA to cut ties with Ted Nugent; YouTube debuts original content; Critics question Peyton Manning's beer name-dropping. Read entire article
10 Feb 2016 | 4:49 am PST

Facebook loses Free Basics fight in India

Telecoms regulator rules against internet app, sending Facebook back to the PR drawing board Read entire article
9 Feb 2016 | 9:35 pm PST

Max Borges Agency plants flag in New York

The New York office, based in midtown Manhattan, opens on March 1 - almost two years after the firm opened its San Francisco office. Read entire article
9 Feb 2016 | 2:21 pm PST

General Motors ups Randy Arickx to VP of IR and corporate comms

As part of the shift, Joanne Krell has returned to GM as executive director of corporate communications after seven years at the Kellogg Foundation. Read entire article
9 Feb 2016 | 2:12 pm PST

Esurance reprises its Super Bowl Twitter contest, bests Pepsi, Mountain Dew

Forget funny. Social media users want money. Read entire article
9 Feb 2016 | 8:29 am PST

Burson-Marsteller names Teresa Henderson as Southwest market leader

She previously worked at Saxum, Pierpont Communications, Edelman, and Ketchum. Read entire article
9 Feb 2016 | 8:16 am PST

Omnicom PR revenue tumbles in Q4

The holding company's PR firms reported a fourth-quarter organic revenue drop of 6.9% on Tuesday morning. Read entire article
9 Feb 2016 | 5:41 am PST

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 2.9.2016

New Hampshire primary day; Omnicom Q4 and full-year 2015 earnings; Twitter launches anti-harassment task force; Is Chipotle blaming employees for its E. coli outbreak?; Instagram lets users switch accounts more easily. Read entire article
9 Feb 2016 | 4:59 am PST

Weber Shandwick London restructures with expanded roles for MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson

Weber Shandwick has amalgamated its London operations under a single financial entity, as part of a "client-focused" restructure that has seen MDs Lucie Harper and Emma Thompson given new, expanded roles. Read entire article
9 Feb 2016 | 2:03 am PST

Chipotle consumers confused by, or unaware of, one-day closure

At noon on Monday, hungry customers trudged through the snow in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood only to find the lights out and doors locked at the chain's 7th Avenue location. Read entire article
8 Feb 2016 | 1:02 pm PST

Marketing feats and fumbles from Super Bowl 50

After manning -- no pun intended! - PRWeek's Twitter account during Super Bowl 50, Frank Washkuch picks the ads that made his night, as well as readers' favorites. Read entire article
8 Feb 2016 | 12:08 pm PST

Edelman's Nancy Ruscheinski moves to Zeno Group as first COO

She will lead growth, development, and integration of the health, technology, corporate, and consumer practices at Edelman's DJE Holdings sister agency. Read entire article
8 Feb 2016 | 8:54 am PST

Will social network Peach be fruitless or an enticing marketing opportunity?

Now that the dust has settled following the launch of social network Peach, Marketing takes a look at what worthwhile opportunities, if any, it offers brands. Read entire article
8 Feb 2016 | 8:28 am PST

Premier League launches new visual identity as it seeks agency to reposition brand

The Premier League has launched a new logo and visual identity that will go live before the start of next season. It will also say goodbye to title sponsor Barclays, and hello to a new agency to help reposition the league. Read entire article
8 Feb 2016 | 7:45 am PST

Spotlight: Guangzhou

Emily Situ, general manager of RF Thunder in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, discusses PR in the booming South China market building momentum as a tech hub
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27 Jan 2016 | 8:30 am PST

Santa Barbara's PR climate: highly desirable, low on entry-level opportunities

A sophisticated California lifestyle without LA's traffic or huge crowds has many young comms pros psyched to work in the beachside city, says Davies CEO.
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25 Jan 2016 | 9:13 am PST

In Brooklyn, PR agencies battle for talent under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Your guide to the rapidly evolving PR scene in Brooklyn's "Tech Triangle."
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19 Jan 2016 | 12:18 pm PST

It can be hard to find - and keep - PR pros in LA, says Lagrant CEO Kim Hunter

The president and CEO of Lagrant Communications says that, sunshine aside, it can be difficult to find elite PR professionals in the City of Angels
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22 Dec 2015 | 11:59 am PST

Regional spotlight: Des Moines' niche markets, from PR to politics

Chris Diebel, MD at LPCA Public Strategies, details how the caucus process and urban investment make the city a hot destination for PR pros
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23 Nov 2015 | 8:37 am PST

Global spotlight: The marketing mindset of Manchester

Alison Last, corporate comms manager at Kellogg's, says in-house and agency opportunities abound for PR pros in the city's vibrant economy
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19 Nov 2015 | 10:48 am PST

Regional spotlight: Richmond's tight-knit PR community and intense talent wars

Jill Vaughan, comms director at Virginia Lottery, discusses how Richmond's helpful spirit benefits newcomers to the city's PR scene
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27 Oct 2015 | 12:21 pm PDT

Global spotlight: How social media drives Tokyo's PR business scene

Kyoko Fujii Takagi, corporate comms division supervisor at Dentsu PR, details how the evolution of social media has impacted the city's comms landscape
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27 Oct 2015 | 7:56 am PDT

Global spotlight: The new media landscape of New Delhi

Kapil Rampal, founder and CEO of Creative Crest, says hard work in a welcoming environment brings success in the city's comms space
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29 Sep 2015 | 12:32 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: Tech-savvy transit hub Newark is perfect fit, says Audible

Matthew Thornton, VP of comms at Audible, discusses how an influx of creative brands and a tech-related approach have revitalized the city
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29 Sep 2015 | 7:27 am PDT

Jamaica offers year-round promotional opportunities, from tourism to PR

Sandra Scott, deputy director of tourism and marketing at the Jamaica Tourist Board, explains the island's ins and outs.
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25 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: How Hoosier hospitality fought Indiana's anti-LGBT law

Debra DeCourcy, VP of corporate comms for Angie's List, details why Indianapolis businesses oppose the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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24 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am PDT

Multinational companies give rise to mature PR industry in Bogotá

Miguel Herrera, market leader at Burson-Marsteller Colombia, says the arrival of multinational companies has given rise to a mature PR industry
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1 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm PDT

Kansas City rallies to keep young PR talent in town

Trozzolo Communications Group VP Joshua Brewster discusses how a spirit of togetherness imbues the city’s business and comms sectors
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1 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am PDT

How Pittsburgh transformed its reputation

Shannon Baker, partner and EVP of PR and social media at Gatesman+Dave, discusses how Pittsburgh shook off its reputation as a steel mill city.
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26 May 2015 | 11:07 am PDT

Santiago PR pros strive to improve private sector's image after scandals

Pelayo Bezanilla, public affairs and comms manager, Coca-Cola, says PR professionals are hot to improve the reputation of Chile's private sector.
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26 May 2015 | 8:41 am PDT

What PR pros need to know about the New York market

Darlàn Monterisi, MD, Porter Novelli, details how PR agencies and companies need to stand apart from competitors to retain talent in the city.
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26 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am PDT

Stockholm flexes its digital muscles

Digital strength and international relations are at the heart of doing business in Stockholm.
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24 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm PDT

What you need to know before taking that dream job in Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines' Huy Vo details how the region's culture has a significant effect on the way business is done in Honolulu.
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24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am PST

The challenges and beauty of working in Paris

Julie Nollet, head of international comms, Hennessy Maison, says that despite a weak economy, the city is still a major market for top comms talent.
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23 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am PST
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